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Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point and Archdale CA

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Meet Our Staff - High Point & Archdale, NC

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 336-889-5045 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.

James Cumby

James Cumby

President

James Cumby was born into the funeral business.  He worked part-time with his parents while in high school and after graduation, he attended the Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science.  James later went on to receive his degree in Business Administration from the University of Alabama.  He has been a licensed funeral service professional since 1962.  On May 12, 2011, James celebrated 50 years of working with Cumby Family Funeral Service.

Andrew Cumby

Andrew Cumby

Managing Partner

Andrew Cumby received his Funeral Service Degree in 2000, from Fayetteville Technical Community College.  After graduating, he moved back to High Point, and joined Cumby Family Funeral Service on a full time basis.  Andrew spent a year in Atlanta, Georgia working for Wages & Sons Funeral Service, where he learned about crematory operations and crematory management. He is a licensed funeral director, embalmer, and crematory operator.

Email: andrew.cumby@carriageservices.com


Hampton Cumby

Hampton Cumby

Ambassador

Hampton is the great-grandson of our founders, Wade and Edith Cumby.  Even at a young age, he exhibits a keen desire to continue the legacy of over seven decades of compassion and care for our community at Cumby Family Funeral Service.


Cy Brooks

Cy Brooks

Funeral Director

Cy Books also grew up in the funeral business. He received his license in 1985 and his degree from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta. Prior to joining Cumby Family Funeral Service.  Cy lived in the Charlotte area, where he managed a funeral home.

Mickey Peeler

Mickey Peeler

Funeral Director

A native of High Point, Mickey has enjoyed a long career in funeral service and joined the Cumby team in 2002.  He is a former little league coach, served three terms on the town council, is a member of Jamestown United Methodist Church and the Jamestown Rotary Club.  He and his wife of 52 years, Diane, reside in Jamestown.

Cameron Thames

Cameron Thames

Funeral Director


Email: cameron.thames@carriageservices.com


Bob Whetstone

Bob Whetstone

Funeral Director

Bob joined our staff in September 2014 and brings with him more than 35 years of experience in the funeral industry.  He attended Anderson College in Anderson, IN and graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, GA.  He is a licensed funeral director, embalmer, and crematory operator, and serves as our Crematory Manager.  Bob is very active in Shady Grove Wesleyan Church, where he attends.  He is also an active member and former president of the Kernersville Civitan Club.

Email: bob.whetstone@carriageservices.com


Tommy Southern

Tommy Southern

Funeral Director

Tommy joined Cumby Family Funeral Service in December 2015.  He received his diploma (honors) in funeral service in 1990 from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Atlanta, GA, and in 1995 received his Bachelor of Arts degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Religion from Southern Wesleyan University, Central, SC.  He received his North Carolina Funeral Service license in October 1990 and became a certified crematory operator in March 2016.  He has previously served funeral homes in Greensboro and Statesville.  Tommy attends Hayworth Wesleyan Church and his hobbies include stamp collecting, reading and visiting presidential gravesites.  He has three children – Caleb, Abbey and Josiah, and currently lives in Archdale with his dachshund, Isabel.

Email: thomas.southern@carriageservices.com


Jonathan Ritter

Jonathan Ritter

Funeral Director

Jonathan received his Funeral Service Education degree in 1994 and his Funeral Service License in 1995.  He had worked with Cumby Family Funeral Service from 1997 until 2011, and returned in 2014.  He and his wife, Krista, have four children, Wesley, Grace, Seth and Faith.

Email: jonathan.ritter@carriageservices.com


Kenneth Colman

Kenneth Colman

Funeral Director

Kenneth has been a licensed funeral director since February of 2006.  Formerly of Catawba County, he now resides in High Point, and joined the team at Cumby in July 2017.  Kenneth has three children: two daughters and a son, along with one grandson and one granddaughter.

Email: kenneth.colman@carriageservices.com


E. Ray Cecil

E. Ray Cecil

Funeral Director

Ray has been with Cumby Family Funeral Service since 1955, longer than any other employee.  He has been active in the Archdale community his entire life and is a licensed funeral director.

Makeba Gregg

Makeba Gregg

Funeral Director / Administration

A native of Davidson County, Makeba joined Cumby's in March of 2014, working in various capacities, such as, pre-planning, aftercare, administration and community outreach.  Makeba serves on numerous boards and is very active in many organizations within Davidson and Guilford County, including Thomasville Rotary Club, Cancer Services of Davidson County, Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Foundation Board and Habitat for Humanity.  Her passion for helping families grew out of her love of people...something she credits her parents for instilling at a young age.

Mike Stewart

Mike Stewart

Funeral Director

Mike Stewart joined the Cumby Family in 2019, coming to us following his service to families in Madison, NC.  He became a licenses funeral director in 1977 and began his service in Walnut Cove in 1988.  Mike is married to Alena Stewart and is the father of three children and four great-grandchildren.


David Emery

David Emery

Aftercare Director - Emeritus

Rev. David Emery is our Emeritus Aftercare Director, and part of his ministry is to direct the services that we provide for our families following the funeral.  He comes to us with a wealth of experience in pastoral ministry, having served congregations in Michigan, Wisconsin, and North Carolina during his 38 years of pastoral ministry.  Having lived in the High Point area for 30 years, he has walked through the "valley of death" with hundreds of local families.

Edward McClure

Edward McClure

Aftercare & Outreach Director

Reverend Dr. Edward L. McClure, Sr. serves as the Aftercare and Outreach director for both our High Point and Archdale locations.  Reverend McClure is a graduate of John Wesley University and Andersonville Theological Seminary.  Eddie offers nearly 4 decades of pastoral experience and congregational care.  In addition, he has also been actively involved in his community serving as hospital chaplain, on school advisory boards and on board of directors for local non-profits.  Reverend McClure is married to Sylvia, they have two children and two grandchildren.  He has a love for people and a desire to care for them in their time of need.


Angela Wilson

Angela Wilson

Administration

Angela joined our staff in June 2019 and handles the administrative operations at our Archdale location.  Before joining Cumby Family Funeral Service, she was already actively serving the Archdale-Trinity community at Archdale Drug where she had enjoyed working for Ryan Hoskins for the past several years.  She has one son, River who is very active in sports.  When she is not helping serve the community along with the outstanding staff at Cumby’s, she enjoys spending time at the ballfield watching River play baseball or football.  She and River reside in Archdale.

Email: angela.wilson@cumbyfuneral.com


Lisa Carter

Lisa Carter

Administration

A native of Randolph County, Lisa resides in Sophia with her husband, Keith.  They have one daughter, Kelly and husband, Adam; five grandchildren, Landon, Colby Grace, Lane, Logan and Maxton; and a beloved golden retriever, Sophie.  Lisa is a member of the Archdale-Trinity Rotary Club and is active with the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce.  She attends Grace Church in High Point.  She has been employed with Cumby Family Funeral Service since 1990 and is administration manager at both the High Point and Archdale locations.

Email: lisa.carter@carriageservices.com


Susan Young

Susan Young

Administration

Originally, from Syracuse, New York, Susan relocated to North Carolina and joined the Cumby team in 2013.  She resides in Thomasville near her son, Bryan, and daughter, Heather.  The lights of her life are her five grandchildren, Audrey, Chloe, Silas, Eli and Hadley.  In her free time, Susan enjoys gardening, reading and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Email: susan.young@carriageservices.com


Debbie Johnson

Debbie Johnson

Administration

Debbie is a native of High Point and joined Cumby's in June of 2017, after retiring from the Guilford County Register of Deeds.  She attended High Point University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree.  Debbie attends Christ United Methodist Church and resides in High Point with her dachshund, Hannah, and beagle, Buddy.

Email: deborah.johnson@carriageservices.com


Barry Hill

Barry Hill

Apprentice Funeral Director

Barry joined the Cumby Family in November 2015 following over 15 years of ministry in South Africa and Zimbabwe.  He and his wife, Linda, have one daughter Kelly (Greg) and one grandson, Tanner.  Barry is a licensed crematory operator and is currently serving as an Apprentice Funeral Director while working on his educational requirements at Fayetteville Technical Community College.


Bill Womack

Bill Womack

Ambassador



Dale Hall

Dale Hall

Ambassador

Dale is a greeter and funeral director's assistant at our High Point facility.  He and his wife Edith are members of Community Bible Church in High Point.

Darrell Frye

Darrell Frye

Ambassador



Eddie Oakley

Eddie Oakley

Ambassador

Eddie is a funeral director's assistant at our funeral home in High Point. He's very active in the Jamestown, High Point and Archdale area and is an avid Duke fan.

Gene Hassell

Gene Hassell

Ambassador



Larry Burr

Larry Burr

Ambassador

Larry joined the Cumby family in March of 2013.  He serves as a greeter and funeral service ambassador in both High Point and Archdale.  He and his wife, Debbie, are members of Green Street Baptist Church.


Mark Hyde

Mark Hyde

Ambassador

Mark is the son of Bob and also a greeter and funeral director's assistant at our Archdale facility. He is a teacher at Wheatmore High School in Trinity.

Richard McNabb

Richard McNabb

Ambassador



Roger Carmichael

Roger Carmichael

Ambassador



Ted Isaacs

Ted Isaacs

Ambassador

Ted Isaacs joined our company in 2011. He serves as a greeter and funeral service assistant. He and his wife Audrey are members of Green Street Baptist Church.

Kaiden Kinney

Kaiden Kinney

Ambassador

I am from Randleman, North Carolina. I graduated from Randleman High School. I’m a first generation working in the funeral industry. I joined the staff at Cumby Family Funeral in December 2019. I currently attend Fayetteville Technical Community College to obtain my Degree in Funeral Service and I look forward to serving the families of Randolph County.


Barney Heath

Barney Heath

In Loving Memory

Barney was an active member of the Archdale community most of his life, mostly working in sales. He was a greeter at our Archdale facility and a funeral director's assistant. He was a member of Colonial Baptist Church in Trinity. Barney loved his Lord, his family and helping people.

Donnie Finch

Donnie Finch

In Loving Memory

Donnie worked part-time for several years, serving as a greeter and funeral director's assistant at our Archdale facility.

Leroy Vernon

Leroy Vernon

In Loving Memory

Leroy was a longtime resident of the High Point community and an ambassador with Cumby Family Funeral Service.  He was a committed and active member of First Wesleyan Church.  In earlier years, he worked as owner of L. Vernon & Company, specializing in church furnishings and equipment.

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Cumby Family Funeral Service - Archdale
|
206 Trindale Road
| Archdale, NC 27263
|
Tel: 336-431-9124
Cumby Family Funeral Service - High Point
|
1015 Eastchester Drive
| High Point, NC 27262
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Tel: 336-889-5045

You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.

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